TC Blast

July 3, 2019

In case you have missed it, here are some marine industry related newsbits from Transport Canada and related regulators: TP 13617 – Ballast Water Regulations Please note that TP 13617 for the new proposed Ballast Water Regulations can be accessed on the following website. Navigation Safety Regulations, 2019 Please note that the Navigation Safety Regulations, 2019 have been published in the Canada Gazette, Part I (http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2019/2019-06-15/html/reg8-eng.html). The 90-day comment period…

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Canada Labour Code stakeholder feedback sought

July 3, 2019

I am writing to invite you to share your views on the development of regulations for recent amendments to Part III (Labour Standards) of the Canada Labour Code (Code). These amendments, introduced in Bill C-86 – the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2, aim to modernize the Code by improving protections for employees, particularly those in precarious work, while supporting productive workplaces. Once in force, they will: ·         make it easier…

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IMO2020 guidance from SSA

July 3, 2019

Document aims to augment Singapore shipping industry’s readiness to meet IMO’s 2020 cap on sulphur oxides emissions from ships The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA)—the industry voice of Singapore’s maritime community—today issued the “IMO Sulphur Cap 2020 Readiness Plan” for Singapore’s shipping community. The document provides an overview of the key requirements of the IMO 2020 global sulphur cap, outlines the major preparatory milestones in the lead up to January 2020,…

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BC cleantech company survey

July 3, 2019

Canadian cleantech has always punched above its weight. As part of a national effort, we’re reaching out to British Columbia clean technology ventures to find out how you’re doing. Your responses to our 20-minute survey will help governments and others (like us) provide the resources you need, as well as unlock new sources of support. Your data will be treated with the utmost confidentiality – only aggregate information will be…

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Warm Ironing?

July 3, 2019

Grimaldi Group completes installation of Corvus Energy ‘mega batteries’ in groundbreaking retrofit projects – Cruise Barcelona and Cruise Roma retrofitted with a total of 11 MWh energy storage systems enabling zero-emissions operation Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that the company has completed the installation of a 5,5 MWh battery energy storage systems (ESS) for each of the two Ro-Pax cruise ferries “Cruise Barcelona” and “Cruise Roma” owned and operated…

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TC – catching up

May 9, 2019

For those that follow Transport Canada’s activities, yes, some of us do, as they have deep impact on how I feed my family, you may have noticed quite an increase in activity from them. The main story for TC Marine Safety these days is the updating of the Marine Personnel Regulations, to bring them inline with the IMO’s Manila Amendments of 2010 – yes, of the year 2010 – just…

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USCG to get new Heavy Icebreaker

April 26, 2019

Polar Security Cutter contract awarded to recapitalize nation’s Arctic capabilities WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy, through an Integrated Program Office (IPO), awarded VT Halter Marine Inc., of Pascagoula, Mississippi, a fixed price incentive (firm) contract for the Detail Design and Construction (DD&C) of the Coast Guard’s lead Polar Security Cutter (PSC). The initial award is valued at $745.9 million and supports non-recurring engineering and detail…

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Piracy: Still an important concern

April 26, 2019

During January-April 2019, four incidents of unauthorised boarding of ships in locations of close proximity to each other were reported in the western sector of Singapore Strait. All four incidents occurred to tug boats towing barges and dredger while underway in the westbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS). Of the four incidents, two incidents reported loss of scrap metal, and nothing was reported stolen in the other two…

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